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Nothing left to trickle down

Almost without exception the news media seems to be praying that every time there is a high-visibility shooting, the perpetrator is a “right-wing,” tea party or pro-life supporter of the Constitution.

Obama silent on police murder

The unconscionable ambush assassination of Houston Deputy Darren Goforth this week continues the war waged by murderous gangsters against police throughout the nation (“Suspect in ambush of Houston-area deputy due in court,” Web, Aug. 31).

End voter fraud with IDS

Debate continues on whether we should require photo identification for all voters. One must consider why it is appropriate to require an ID for the writing a check or the paying of a bill (and taxes), but it is ‘unreasonable’ to require a voter to identify himself when it comes to choosing our leaders.

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Confederate flag has rich history

This country owes as much of its enviable martial heritage to the U.S. south as to the north. But now to serve popular morality, we apparently must banish from history the Confederate battle flag and those who served under it.

Recall Kennedy now

According to an official government audit of the management and operations of the U.S Embassy in Japan, Caroline Kennedy has made a mess of the place ("It's no Camelot! Caroline Kennedy's oversight of Japanese embassy slammed," Web, Aug. 25).

U.S. heroes deserve more

French President Francois Hollande immediately recognized the heroic actions taken by three quick-thinking young Americans, a French citizen and a British grandfather in preventing a great threat to human life on Aug. 21 ("Americans, Briton who thwarted train attack get France's top honor," Web, Aug. 25).

Hackers responsible for deaths

A group recently hacked into AshleyMadison.com, exposing millions of infidelities. This has already resulted in two possible suicides ("Ashley Madison fallout includes extortion, possible suicides; $500,000 reward offered," Web, Aug. 24).

'Welfare' abuse extends further up

Both "Boot camp, not benefits" and "When welfare beats work" (Web, Aug. 19) make good points: Welfare for the poor is expensive and too comfortable and it fosters mutual political dependence between recipients and government -- and of course, we need to do something about the whole thing.

End for Hillary?

Many of us on the far-right end of the dial have taken up chortling and raucous merriment in response to Hillary Clinton's plunging poll numbers, rising disapproval ratings and generally dismal summer ("Donald Trump gains ground as support for Hillary Clinton slips," Web, Aug. 19).

Democrats seek vote replacements

Democrats need black citizens as "customers" and a source of baby body parts for the abortion industry. They also need black men and women as voters, since 90-plus percent of black votes go to Democrats.

GOP is party of 'we can't'

Talk about the GOP feeding its voters a cow chip. That's what it felt like when we were told recently that if the Republican Party got the Senate back, things could happen to curtail a runaway administration. Well, what has happened so far is a whole bunch of nothing.

Teachers hardly overpaid

Isn't there something wrong with a Harvard professor cooking up surveys with questionable methodology in order to get in a kick at public-school teachers' pay rates ("Teachers and schools are funded at a higher rate than most people know," Web, Aug. 13)?

Come together for transportation

The clock is again ticking on federal transportation funding, which runs out at the end of October. Congress must make passing long-term, comprehensive transportation legislation a priority this fall.